Steve Cline

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Biographical Information[edit]

Right-hander Steve Cline pitched in the minor leagues from 1974 to 1979.

The Montréal Expos in the 13th round of the 1971 amateur draft, the Baltimore Orioles chose him in the second round of the 1972 secondary draft and the Expos took him once more in the 4th round of the 1972 January second draft. The San Francisco Giants picked him in the 6th round of the 1974 amateur draft and he finally signed. Cline was 8-7 with a 3.96 ERA for the 1974 Great Falls Giants. He led the Pioneer League in earned runs allowed (51), hits allowed (115) and walks (64) and tied for the most runs allowed (67). He was one shy of the most losses. On the other hand, his 108 strikeouts tied for second.

Steve was 5-12 with a 3.85 ERA for the 1975 Cedar Rapids Giants. He served up a Midwest League-worst 14 home runs and gave up 92 runs, tied for the most. He again was one loss shy of the lead. Moving to relief with the 1976 Fresno Giants, Cline went 7-4 with a 4.06 ERA, 8th-best in the California League. In '77, he was 4-7 with a save and a 3.36 ERA for the Waterbury Giants, placing 6th in the Eastern League in ERA.

The right-hander fell to 0-6, 5.67 in his second go-around with Waterbury, in 1978. In 1979, he pitched for the Shreveport Captains (7-3, Sv, 2.54) and AAA Phoenix Firebirds (2-2, 4 Sv, 3.35).

He has been a minor league pitching coach for the San Francisco Giants and Milwaukee Brewers since 1981.

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